June 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Dry Skin Moisturizing Essentials

I've always been an oily skin girl. I still am, but lately I've been more dry than usual! Not just on my face either, but all over! I have to admit, I expected to be an oil slick when the warm season came rolling in, but it totally went in the opposite direction this year. My dryer skin has got me in a moisture craving kick! I feel like I just need it 24/7 and I can't get enough.

Since I've never had dry skin before and could only touch on products with you guys that helped my oily skin, I'm gonna be sharing some products that I've been using to combat this sudden dryness that have really been helping my skin stay hydrated and feeling fresh!

I'd love if all you dry skin ladies (and gents) would let me know you're favorite moisturizing products! I'm definitely on the lookout for some new hydrating skin and body care products! & even though dryer skin is just as much of a pain in the butt as oily skin is, I'm excited to be opened up to a whole new array of products that never applied to me before. For starters, I can't wait to get my hands on an argan oil!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


So I know that I've been totally slacking on beauty posts on this blog lately. Actually, just posts in general, but mostly beauty posts. But before I go on about that, there's something I want to touch on with you all:
Okay, so I will admit that I've never been the most consistent blogger, but I struggle a lot with my insecurities and 9 times out of 10 I'm too discouraged to be as consistent as I'd like to be. It's an issue. But an issue I'm trying to work on, nonetheless.
Well lately I've been SUPER inspired. By so many things. My insecurities and lack of confidence in my blog do get the best of me sometimes, but what I've realized lately is that blogging shouldn't be a struggle. It shouldn't be stressful. Insecurities shouldn't matter. It's your blog, so you can say what you wanna say, post what you wanna post, just be yourself, if no one likes it, then so be it. What's the worst that can happen? That's what I'm trying to teach myself. Overanalyzing and blogging shouldn't go so hand in hand.
So fuck it.
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Basically what I'm trying to say is, I'm really going to try and give you guys some good stuff from now on, and be as frequent as possible! So I hope you guys enjoy what's yet to come! With that being said, I thought I'd share a couple upcoming blog posts that I have planned for you over the next couple weeks! I'd also love any requests you might have!
I hope you're all as excited as I am.

  • Daytime Smokey Eye ft. Naked Basics Palette
  • Everyday Voluminous Straight Hair Tutorial
  • How To Style Natural Hair
  • How to: Glowy Skin for Summer
  • Summer Beauty Favorites
  • What's In My Makeup Bag
  • Beach Bag Essentials
  • Modern Pinup Hair and Makeup Look
  • Lots of reviews and makeup looks --- but those you'll have to wait and see!

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Lily's First Bath

So since I won't have an actual blog post for a couple of days, I didn't want to just leave you guys hanging so in this post I'm going to be sharing with you the absolute cuteness that was Lily's first bath last night.
She had gotten into something sticky so into the bath she went and while I washed her, Rob captured some of the cutest photos of her we have thus far!
Hope you guys enjoy them as much as we did!

Monday, June 10, 2013

My Summer 2013 Reading List

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Today's post is a very exciting one, for me at least, because I'm going to be sharing with you all my summer reading list! I've been feeling as though I've been slacking on reading books within the past year or two, so I'm also using this as a way to force myself to read more!

My hopes in sharing this reading list with you is to encourage you to pick up more books than you usually would this summer and I would absolutely love it if some of you were to incorporate this reading list (or even some of the books mentioned) into your summer as well.

My list consists of books I've been dying to read, as well as books by my favorite authors of which I have not read yet and have been meaning to. I intend to start reading these as soon as possible (I still need to purchase most of them--aah!) and I'd like to finish them by early September because I'll be starting another semester of college at that time!

*Being that 3 of these are book series', I don't plan to read every single book in each series during the Summer only. I want to finish one series (Maze Runner is top of my list) and then at least read the first book of the other series and then be able to finish them in the Fall.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

The Book Tag

    Besides collecting makeup and beauty products, I am obsessed with collecting books. Not only because I love to read, but I also just love the feeling of having a huge collection of books. I find there to be so much beauty in a packed bookcase hiding all these wonderful stories away and with all the eReaders that are out now, like the Nook and Kindle, I feel like it's even more sacred. Books hold a big place in my heart and even my fondest memories of my childhood correlate with books; Sleepovers before Harry Potter book releases, going to book signings, reading when times were hard... It's just always been my escape, my therapy, and my hobby!

    As you guys know if you've been keeping up with me on here, I plan to incorporate more book related content on the blog as a part of expanding this blog to contain all of my loves, not only makeup and beauty! I've only posted a book haul thus far, but I have a lot more posts up my sleeve in the near future! My next book related post is something I'm really excited for, because I'm composing a "Summer Reading List" for myself and can't wait to share it with you all! For today's post, however, I'm going to be doing a book tag!

    Tags are usually done in videos, but they can also be blogged! I took a tag I found on a book blog, as well as some random questions from different book tags I found and compiled them all together.
If you have a blog, I tag you to do this as well! & if you don't, feel free to do this (or even answer a couple of the questions) in the comments below! I'd love to read it and maybe get some ideas of new things to check out/get to know you guys better!



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